Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art Hands on Review The perfect Macro lens?

Earlier today Sigma announced a new macro telephoto lens from the ART series designed specifically for mirrorless cameras (E and L mounts). The Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art incorporates much of the new design and technologies that Sigma has to offer and there are already several (very positive) hands-on reviews available (including the one above by Photographer, Christopher Frost).

The new Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN has some real competition, especially as an E-mount lens (which is exactly why we feel that Sigma might be pushing the L mount version of this lens more). There are a lot of DSLR 90-105mm Macro lenses that you can adapt but there is also the fantastic Sony SEL90M28G FE 90mm f/2.8 which is not much more expensive and has image stabilization. On the other hand, as we will see now, the new Sigma lens does have a lot going for it.

Just like some of the recent Sigma DN lenses, the 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art has an aperture ring that you can lock on A mode if you prefer to control the aperture from the camera, it has 3 stage focus limiter, AF/MF switch, and a programable button.

Here are some of the rest of the specs for this new lens:

  • Focal length – 105mm, FF coverage.
  • Optical design – 17 elements in 12 groups.
  • 9 aperture blades.
  • min focus dstance – 29.5cm/11.6″ (1:1 macro magnification).
  • Filter – 62mm.
  • Weight – 715g / 25oz.
  • Length – 13.5cm / 5.3″.
  • Mount – Sony E and Leica/Panasonic/Sigma L.
  • Price – $800  from October 2020.

Dustin Abbott looking at the new Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG DN MACRO Art

From these early reviews, it seems that the new Sigma is at least on par with the excellent Sony 90mm Macro (minus the OSS) and it has very little aberrations

If you don’t want to miss any new photography product be sure to check out our product photography section on our photo gear channel.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *